Capin, Hannah. The Dead Queens Club. 2019. 455p. Inkyard, $18.99 (9781335542236). Gr. 7-up.
Tudor drama is reimagined for high school as homecoming king Henry (football jersey number, 08) tries to make sense of his relationships with his six formidable, ambitious, remarkable ex-girlfriends.
Barnard, Sara. Goodbye, Perfect. 2019. 384p. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse, $19.99 (9781534402447). Gr. 8-up.
When her 15-year-old best friend runs away from home with their music teacher, Eden reevaluates their friendship and her loyalty as she learns about how power dynamics can complicate consent.
When her friend abruptly disappears from Innovations Academy, Philomena begins to question her school’s curriculum (focused on obedience, beauty, and purity) and control (of her diet, friendships, and curiosity).
van Arsdale, Peternelle. The Cold is in Her Bones. 2019. 288p. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry, $18.99 (9781481488440). Gr. 6-up.
From childhood, Milla has been taught to fear the demon that cursed her village. When her friend is taken, Milla sets out to confront the demon and break the curse.
Carlton, Susan Kaplan. In the Neighborhood of True. 2019. 320p. Algonquin, $17.95 (9781616208608). Gr. 8-up.
After moving to Atlanta in 1958, Ruth must choose between being Jewish or popular; she yearns to be a debutante, even as anti-Semitism complicates her embrace of Southern society.
Rappaport, Doreen. Wilma’s Way Home: The Life of Wilma Mankiller. Illus. by Linda Kukuk. 2019. 48p. Disney/Hyperion, $17.95 (9781484747186). Gr. 1-3.
This biography follows Cherokee activist Wilma Mankiller’s life, from her childhood in rural Oklahoma to her election as the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
Capetta, Amy Rose and Cori McCarthy. Once & Future. 2019. 349p. Jimmy Patterson, $18.99 (9780316449274).
Ari and her brother have successfully avoided the sinister, monopolistic Mercer Corporation since their moms were arrested. Then, Ari is revealed as the 42nd reincarnation of King Arthur.